BOSTON, MA—Boston Baroque concludes its 50th season with two programs in March and April. First, Boston Baroque presents two works by Mozart—his “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41 and the Sinfonia concertante featuring soloists Christina Day Martinson, violin, and Jason Fisher, viola. Finally, the season comes to a close with a new production of Gluck’s opera Iphigénie en Tauride starring Wendy Bryn Harmer, William Burden, and Jesse Blumberg.
Audiences near and far will have the opportunity to join Boston Baroque for both programs, as we welcome live studio audiences on site at GBH’s Calderwood Studio and NEC’s Jordan Hall, and virtual audiences around the world via livestream on IDAGIO. This season, Boston Baroque’s virtual audiences have spanned across five continents (North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia) and over 22 countries.
The March concerts will take place on Saturday, March 25th at 8pm at GBH’s Calderwood Studio, and Sunday, March 26th at 3pm at NEC’s Jordan Hall. These performances will have no intermission. The Saturday 8pm performance will be streamed live on IDAGIO, and available to rent on-demand for 30 days following the stream.
Led by Founding Music Director Martin Pearlman, this sparkling all-Mozart program begins with the charming Sinfonia concertante—or multiple concerto—for violin and viola, last heard on the Boston Baroque stage in 1998. Soloists Christina Day Martinson, violin, and Jason Fisher, viola, shine in this enchanting concerto. The program ends with Mozart’s beloved “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41, one of the composer’s final works.
Boston Baroque’s performances of Gluck’s opera Iphigénie en Tauride will take place on Thursday, April 20th at 8pm, Friday, April 21st at 8pm, and Sunday, April 23rd at 3pm at GBH’s Calderwood Studio. The 8pm performance on April 21st will be streamed live on IDAGIO, and available to rent on-demand for 30 days following the stream.
The opera will come to life in the hands of conductor Martin Pearlman, internationally-renowned stage director Mo Zhou, and an outstanding cast. Metropolitan opera star Wendy Bryn Harmer will debut the titular role of Iphigénie, with fellow Metropolitan star William Burden as Pylade, Jesse Blumberg as Oreste, and David McFerrin as Thoas. The new production marks the first time Boston Baroque returns to the work in over 20 years—last heard on stage in 1999 with Christine Goerke in the title role.
Livestream director Matthew Principe will take the helm for both programs, in partnership with GBH’s Production Group, bringing a sumptuous concert experience online with carefully crafted camera angles and dynamic lighting.
Both in-person and livestream tickets are available for purchase online at baroque.boston or by calling the Box Office at (617) 987-8600. Livestream tickets begin at $9, and in-person tickets range from $25-$125. The virtual performance will become available to stream on-demand 30 days after the live air date, with on-demand rentals beginning at $9.